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Last-minute costume ideas for LACMA's Halloween Costume Ball

Get creative and dress up as famous works of art on display at LACMA with these easy DIY ideas

 (Photograph: Courtesy LACMA - The Los Angeles County Museum of Art)
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Photograph: Courtesy LACMA - The Los Angeles County Museum of Art

What you’ll need: pipe cleaners + aluminum foil + tape + primary color construction paper + scissors + a cool breeze

 (Photograph: Courtesy LACMA - The Los Angeles County Museum of Art)
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Photograph: Courtesy LACMA - The Los Angeles County Museum of Art

What you’ll need: Kohl eyeliner (to fill in your unibrow) + gold chandelier earrings + cheek and lip stain in peach + braided low bun + no smiling

 (Photograph: Courtesy LACMA - The Los Angeles County Museum of Art)
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Photograph: Courtesy LACMA - The Los Angeles County Museum of Art

What you’ll need: flash light + duct tape + grey onesie + group of friends huddled together (dressed the same)

 (Photograph: Courtesy LACMA - The Los Angeles County Museum of Art)
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Photograph: Courtesy LACMA - The Los Angeles County Museum of Art

What you’ll need: Construction paper in various shades of green, red, blue, black, orange + scissors + large leaf + pencil to make stencils + tape + face paint

 (Photograph: Courtesy LACMA - The Los Angeles County Museum of Art)
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Photograph: Courtesy LACMA - The Los Angeles County Museum of Art

What you’ll need: Straw hat + dark grey smock + deadpan eyes

 (Photograph: Courtesy LACMA - The Los Angeles County Museum of Art)
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Photograph: Courtesy LACMA - The Los Angeles County Museum of Art

What you’ll need: Hot Wheels + Lego trains and buildings + glue gun + silver Sharpie to draw roads + noise maker

So you bought tickets to LACMA's Halloween Costume Ball, and you know it's going to be a great party. Now you just need the artwork-inspired costume to fit this year's "The Living Museum" theme—and fast. Dress up as one of LACMA's best known works of art with our handy DIY guide for people who, uh, may have put off the creative process until the last minute. We've got clever and easy ideas for groups, couples and even if you're going solo—you'll be sure to stand out from the crowd at any Halloween party. Instead of heading to one of the many costume stores in LA, opt for these artsy getups.

RECOMMENDED: See more Halloween in LA

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